Ripples Edition 3 | 7 March 2019

Principal’s Message

Education in the modern age, also seeks to develop the confidence in all to use their own ‘voice’.  In modern schooling we give equal value to the development of asking for help and in doing so we hope to see, as the outcome, confidence in the development of that new …

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Primary News

Open Day on Saturday 2 March was a huge success with many visitors touring the College and talking to teachers and students about the variety of learning opportunities our students experience. The Year Six student leaders who assisted at the Primary campus on the day were invaluable and we received …

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Curriculum

Over the coming Ripples editions, I would like to convey some information relating to excessive online gaming and how it may affect success at school. I find it helps to be reminded of what the research is telling us in situations such as this. As with anything in life, balance …

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Pastoral Care

There is currently an online phenomenon called Momo which has been in the news recently and is an online risk to children. Below is some information about Momo. Please take the time to talk to your children about it and take steps to protect them from it at home. What …

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Lake Side Reflection

The concept of Prayer Spaces in Schools came from England to Australia in 2014 when I created the very first Prayer Space at St John’s at the primary school. To our knowledge, we are the first school in Australia to create Prayer Spaces in Schools. Since we began creating Prayer …

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PACE

On Monday 25 February the Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 Drama classes went to see Queensland Theatre’s production of Death of a Salesman at the Optus Playhouse. This was a wonderful production complete with a two-story house functional set from which students have been inspired to improve their own …

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SPORT

Secondary  Changes to TAS Training Congratulations to the students who have elected to sign up for a sport to play in Term Two.  It is great to see students new to a sport take a risk and give a new activity a go.  Well done!  To assist with the transition …

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Dates for the Diary

March 2019

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Important Information

Secondary Campus Tutoring Service From Week Four, the Secondary Campus will offer a free tutoring service two afternoons a week in the Library. Mr Giles on Wednesday afternoons focusing on English and Sose and Mr Ellson on Thursday afternoons focusing on Maths and Science. This service is available to all secondary students with the sessions running from …

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Old Collegians’ Association

Social Networking Event St John’s Old Collegians, partners and past staff are invited to join us for the social networking event of the year! This the first event in the Old Collegians’ Association 2019 calendar and will give Old Collegians of all year levels the opportunity to reconnect and catch …

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St John’s Foundation

Meet the Directors  Mr Jeremy Harris, Director, St John’s Foundation Board B.Business (Accy), Accounting and Tax CA Jeremy and his wife Deborah have been parents of the College for over 19 years with five children attending the College. Jeremy held office as Chair of the Foundation Board until 2018 following …

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P&F Association

Last weekend we had our second home game for Term Two.  It is great to see lots of new faces giving up their time to help run the kiosk. Don’t forget that this year as a little something extra to thank those who give up their time to help in …

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Student Protection

You have the right to feel safe at all times including when you are a student at this school and until you graduate from the College. Protection for children and young people is of paramount importance in Anglican Church schools. St John’s Anglican College has policies and procedures which assist …

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